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What is a Septoplasty?

While it might not be a visible issue, having a deviated septum can cause some pretty serious problems, in quite a few areas of life. Breathing issues and frequent sinus infections are only a couple of the recurring issues that can come from a deviated septum, which is exactly why Dr. Doshi performs septoplasty procedures to correct deviated septums in his Long Island office. A septoplasty procedure can restore your breathing to its full capacity, eliminate problematic recurring issues, and generally boost your quality of life up to where it should be, allowing you to enjoy yourself without suffering through any of the chronic issues that frequently come along with a deviated septum.

Is the Septoplasty Procedure Right for Me?

If you’ve been dealing with a deviated septum, you might very well be a perfect candidate for a septoplasty procedure in Dr. Doshi’s Long Island office. This procedure corrects a deviated septum, and is perfect for anyone who has been dealing with problems like:

  • Frequent post-nasal drip
  • Issues breathing through the nose
  • Sinus infections
  • Chronic Congestion
  • Mouth-Breathing
  • Sleeping Issues
  • Headaches
  • Nosebleeds

Anyone dealing with any combination of these issues resulting from a deviated septum is a great candidate for septoplasty. Your deviated septum might be the result of an injury or trauma, or it could have simply been caused by genes. In either case, a septoplasty can correct septum issues, allowing for the full and unimpeded enjoyment of daily life.

More About the Septoplasty Procedure

Most often, the septoplasty procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and typically takes between one to two hours to perform. During your septoplasty procedure, Dr. Doshi will adjust the cartilage and bone structures inside your nose, moving your septum so that any deviations are corrected and it’s properly positioned to allow for optimal airflow.

Incisions are typically made on the sides of the nose or between the nostrils, meaning they’re not easily seen once they’ve had a chance to heal after the procedure. You’ll be allowed to return home right after the procedure is done, where you’ll rest and recover for the next few weeks.

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What’s the Recovery Process Like?

You’ll be allowed to return home as soon as your septoplasty procedure is completed, where you’ll rest and recover over the next few weeks. You’ll need to avoid any vigorous or strenuous activities for the next month or so, especially taking care to avoid contact with your face and nose (you’ll even want to avoid clothing that has to pass over your head, like t-shirts).

Some easy, lighter forms of exercise can be good to help reduce any swelling, and you’ll need to follow Dr. Doshi’s aftercare instructions, when it comes to the dressing on your nose.

The Dr. Doshi Difference

One of Dr. Doshi’s defining characteristics is his unwavering commitment to quality in his results. A double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Doshi has performed thousands of procedures, earning himself a reputation for naturalistic, elegant results that last a lifetime.

Dr. Doshi will work directly with you to learn about your personal goals and aspirations, designing a personalized treatment plan to make sure you look and feel the way you’ve always wanted.

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If you’ve been dealing with frustrating complications from a deviated septum, a septoplasty procedure in Dr. Doshi’s Long Island office might be the right choice for you. Reach out to us today, to learn more about how we can help you breathe more easily.

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